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Jan 24, 2010 2:00pm EST
? to the united states or places beyond. yet the u.s. is saying, don't even think about. we will repatriate you, we will deter you. that's correct, right? >> well, i think the united states is saying that we want people to stay here and help rebuild haiti. those who have -- who want to go to the united states, who want to go legally, obviously, we don't have any problem with that. >> what if they turn up illegally? what if they get across throughout desperation? is there a humane process to deal with them, or will they just be locked up? >> i've gone to the radio many times and explained to the hatian people, they should stay here, there'll be a lot of money here, a lot of opportunities here, and when the time comes to rebuild this country, the united states will repatriate people on the high seas, because it's a dangerous voyage, because we know many thousands of people have lost their lives over the years attempting that. and that's not something we think people should statement. there's a legal way to seek immigration to the united states and we're going to encourage people to pursue those a
Jan 10, 2010 2:00pm EST
just returned from yemen. you had talks with the president of yemen. is the united states going to have direct involvement there, in other words, troops on the ground or launching strikes from inside yemen? >> well, in fact, you taukd to the yemeni foreign minister, as well, and he was quite clear that yemen does not want to have american ground troops there and that's a good, good response for us to hear, certainly. >> wonderful ground troops there. >> no, of course, we would always want a host nation to deal with a problem itself. we want to help, we're providing assistance so we're going to provide more assistance in the course of this year than we did last year and after i think having zeerode it out back, if you recall, '08. this is an effort that we want to help them to deal with a problem that threatens their very rid of government and their very existence as you know it. >> you talk about providing more aid. from what i can gather, aide w increased by $2 trillion in 2008 and 2010. you said when you were there it was going to double this year or next year. is that going to happe
Jan 31, 2010 2:00pm EST
. >> regarding the trafficking problem, the united states is saying that along with units there the red cross and other organizations, they're putting procedures in place to try to crack down on that and make sure it doesn't happen. and also regarding the furious adoptions, they're also saying we're going to have to monitor that very carefully and take that very slowly so that only legal adoptions take place. regarding the education, you heard prime minister say that would open again this monday where it's possible. i found out more about haiti's system, which is in total collapse right here in port-au-prince. >> reporter: joseph has come to buy flowers. he needs them for his cousin's funeral wreath. the earthquake crushed the house, he says. and my cousin was under the rubble. joseph tells us that 19-year-old jerah was a college student studying economics. he was part of haiti's future, which is now practically flattened beneath buildings like these. half the country's schools, colleges, and the main universities have been destroyed or badly damaged. >> many, many training and university sch
Jan 3, 2010 2:00pm EST
. >>> will the united states stay the course in afghanistan? a rare diplomatic convention when we return. >>> afghanistan's narco mafia state is a key concern as the united states mulls its new strategy, and the whole region is wondering whether the u.s. will stay the course. this week we had an unprecedented roundtable on our program with the u.n. ambassadors from afghanistan, pakistan and india. and during the interview, i asked them what they thought of what the u.s. defense secretary robert gates had told me previously on this program about america's involvement there in the late 1980s. >> we turned our backs on afghanistan. we turned our backs on pakistan. they were left to deal with a situation in afghanistan on their own. their worry is what happens in the future. will we be there? will we be a constant presence? will we be supportive of them over the long term? >> that's what u.s. secretary of defense robert gates told me earlier this month, promising to stay the course. do your countries want the united states to stay? we have this strategy review going on. do you want them to r
Jan 17, 2010 2:00pm EST
on the doorstep of the world's richest country, the united states. do you believe the u.s. has a moral obligation, tand the rest of the world, to really rebuild haiti for the future, and not just throw short-term aid at it? >> i think it's hard to think about moral obligations at this time when countries are very much out for themselves in a sense, or concerned about their national interest. i think a moral concern about haiti was more about keeping a flow of refugees from coming to the united states than about an inherent interest in haiti itself. but that's fine. because at least i'd get some attention. i think the big concern i would have now is that whatever reconstruction takes place, pays attention to what hatians have to say. and when i say hatians, i don't mean just a few people in the elite who are english speaking and get along well with international aid workers and international agencies, but the masses of people in haiti. you know, we have 90% of the population that has very little voice, because of government has been for so many years dictatorial. although we have some efforts at d
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